Placing Graphics on the Page

Images can be placed directly in the body of the document, along with other content such as text. In this exercise you’ll begin to incorporate images into your documents.

In this book, all the images you work with have already been saved for use on the Web as GIFs and JPEGs. You will not need to save or optimize any graphics.

Graphic Formats for the Web

The most common and widely supported graphic formats on the Web are GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) and JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group). The process of saving images for use on the Web is known as optimization, and can be done with an image editor such as Macromedia Fireworks or Adobe Photoshop. When deciding whether to save a graphic as a GIF or a JPEG, ...

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